JHP works with Veterans Centers across New York City and New York State, including Long Island, Westchester County, Broome County and Monroe County. Veterans have been at the core of JHP Programming since 1941 and our work is often transformative. The goal is to support veterans to share their stories and help them re-connect to their communities and the world.
JHP programs give veterans the opportunity to come together with people who have experienced similar hardships at war and abroad, and create an environment which encourages veterans to relate to each other. Veterans in our programs experience a range of challenges, including mental health issues, physical disabilities and PTSD.
Seeing that other people are experiencing the similar symptoms enforces the notion that veterans are not alone. Using photography as a way of telling their story and their vision creatively gives many of our participants a confidence in their creative abilities, a sense of purpose and a meaningful project that also decreases their sense of helplessness, stay focused on their assignments, and increases their sense of purpose back in civilian life.
Veterans have reported that participating in JHP programs have given them a renewed sense of curiosity, a passion for expressing themselves through photography, broken social isolation, and given them a new outlook on their lives, families and neighborhoods. JHP partners with the VA's Veterans Centers across NYC and New York State.
The network of Veteran Centers are part of the services offered through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. They understand and appreciate Veterans war experiences while assisting them and their families toward a successful post war adjustment as part of civil society.
LONG ISLAND VETERAN ARTS FELLOWSHIPS
Are you a veteran? Unemployed? Interested in training for a job in the arts/photography?
The Josephine Herrick Project has exciting opportunities in Babylon and Huntington for two unemployed Veterans to train as Arts Administrators with skills in photography through a 4-6 month paid part-time Fellowships. Our preference is for applicants from the Wyandanch community but unemployed veterans from elsewhere on Long Island are also encouraged to apply.
We are looking for Veterans wanting to use their leadership and organization skills and who love the arts generally and would be interested in developing careers in arts administration and/or photography. Previous experience is highly desirable. As an “Arts Fellow” you will receive hands on training and experience in key aspects of managing arts organizations, including administration, fundraising, festival and event organizing. You will also receive professional training and plenty of opportunity to build your photography skills.
Interested? Please apply by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your résumé and a cover letter. Your cover letter should explain why you are interested in the Fellowships and any paid or other experience you think may be relevant.
Please ensure that your application is received by no later than November 24, 2018 and that you are able to start your training in December.
Need further information? Phone 212-213-4946 or email Jessica, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.